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Bottled clam juice question?

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Rebecca BG Mar 7, 2003 11:36 AM

What are the parameters for saving (or not) bottled clam juice after it's opened? How long can it be refrigerated? Can it be frozen? I don't use this product that often, and when I do it's usually for a recipe that calls for a pretty small amount.

  1. k
    Kirk Mar 7, 2003 11:44 AM

    My vote: Mix any left over with tomato juice, spice it up with some tabasco sauce, celery salt and horseradish, add a few ounces of vodka, and have yourself a Bloody Caesar. If you drink enough of them, you'll start singing "Oh Canada" before the night is out, eh?

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    1. re: Kirk
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      dude Mar 7, 2003 12:10 PM

      I must concur. Bloody Ceasar kicks butt.

      If you teetotal though and insist on saving, I'm pretty sure it's keep in your fridge for a few weeks.

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      SJ Mar 7, 2003 12:28 PM

      I've had mixed success refigerating opened clam juice in terms of how long it stays good. I've had some taste fine after a week and other smell or taste a bit off after less than a week. It freezes well. I like to freeze it, as well as homemade stocks and broths, partially in containers and also in ice cube trays (after which I put the cubes in freezer bags). The latter is great when you just need a small amount.

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        JBG Mar 8, 2003 08:48 AM

        I concur with this method. Freeze it in pre-measured amounts, say, 1 tablespoon, or know how many cubes make up 1/2 cup, 1 cup, epending on what your usual need is.

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